The Anderson County Summary Court Judges (Magistrates) have countywide jurisdiction and are committed to assisting the citizens of Anderson County. The thirteen magistrates have eight offices throughout Anderson County. Please see the Summary Court Judges Directory for contact information.
What The Court Does
- Issue warrants, emergency Orders of Protection when Family Court is not in session and Restraining Orders under the Harassment and Stalking Statute.
- Set bonds and hear criminal, traffic as well as preliminary hearings. The criminal jurisdiction of Magistrate Court involves cases with a maximum fine of $500.00 and/or 30 days in jail. In some specific cases, punishment may exceed this maximum $500.00 due to court costs, fees, and assessments being added.
- Handle Civil matters involving disputed amounts of $7500.00 or less; Evictions and Landlord/Tenant disputes, Summons and Complaint actions, Claim and Delivery actions and Public Sales of abandoned property.
When appearing for court, please dress appropriately for the courtroom. Inappropriate dress would include: hats, tank tops, shorts, flip-flops, etc. DO NOT BRING telephones, pagers or any other noise making electronics. Telephones should be left in your vehicle. ABSOLUTELY NO WEAPONS ARE TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE BUILDING. You may be subject to search or scanning devices. Children should be left at home with a caregiver and not brought to court.
Traffic tickets may be paid with money orders, certified checks or cashiers checks, made payable to the court, or credit cards (Master Card, Visa, and Discover) or with cash. Credit cards must be in the name of the person presenting the card for payment. Identification will be required. The Courts do NOT accept personal checks.